‘A Sincere Expression Of Solidarity’: Sharjah Bans New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Thinking of traveling to UAE for New Year’s Eve? Well, you might be charged by Sharjah police for using fireworks, since Sharjah will be celebrating quietly this year in solidarity with Palestine.

According to Reuters, Sharjah is one of the Arab states that has official ties with Israel, however, it has banned New Year’s Eve fireworks this year as an expression of solidarity with the people of Gaza. The decision was announced in a Facebook post by Sharjah police, warning on Tuesday that legal measures would be taken against those found violating the ban.

مؤكدة أن التضامن الإنساني فكر مترسخ تنتهجه إمارة الشارقة
*شرطة الشارقة تمنع احتفالات الألعاب النارية في ليلة رأس السنة…

Posted by ‎القيادة العامة لشرطة الشارقة‎ on Tuesday, December 26, 2023

The ban is “A sincere expression of solidarity and humanitarian cooperation with our siblings in the Gaza Strip,” the Shajrah police said in the post. Last year, the sky of Sharjah was lit up in massive fireworks that were witnessed by dozens of hundreds, in a breathtaking view.

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